HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is clamping down on perceived avoidance schemes. Such schemes have attracted front page headlines with celebrities, sporting stars and high net individuals named among those faced with repaying millions of pounds in sheltered tax.
Schemes under attack include film schemes, EFURBS and Gift Aid. The focus of our practice is assisting promotors and stakeholders of such schemes achieve negotiated resolutions with HMRC through mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) strategies.
How we can help
If you are worried about your tax position as a stakeholder of a ‘perceived’ tax avoidance scheme or have received a penalty notice, our tax dispute lawyers will guide you through your options.
Members of our legal team have first-hand experience and in-depth knowledge of the internal workings of HMRC. We are experts at negotiating with HMRC to achieve pragmatic payment settlements and fair outcomes for our clients. In appropriate cases, we will challenge HMRC and seek redress in the tax tribunal and civil courts.
We will always seek to achieve settlement wherever possible. However, if HMRC makes a decision you disagree with, then we are well equipped to challenge that decision in the tribunal and higher courts.